• Mackay Community Visitors Association is a non-profit volunteer organisation

About Mackay Community Visitors Association

MCVA promotes inclusion, participation and friendship to people who are lonely and isolated, both in residential aged care facilities and individuals still living in their own homes.

People experience isolation and loneliness for many reasons including poor mobility, disability, illness, limited contact with family and friends, mental health issues and cultural barriers. MCVA attempts to enhance the lives of people identified to be socially isolated.

A person is referred to the organisation or self-referred, when it is felt they would benefit from a regular visitor. Once all the paperwork is completed, a suitable visitor (whether a volunteer or paid worker) will be introduced to you. The visitor will visit each week at a predetermined day and time.

Visitors and their friends do a variety of things, including go shopping, go for lunch/morning tea, go for a short drive, visit the library or art space or just stay and have a cuppa and a chat.

All MCVA staff and volunteers are criminal history and reference checked.

NOT FOR PROFIT

MCVA is a not for profit organisation funded through the state and federal governments for people aged over 65 years of age and for younger people with a physical and/or psychological disability and residents of age care facilities. Our service areas are Mackay, Sarina, Pioneer Valley, Proserpine and Bowen.

Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

WHAT DO WE DO?

A person is referred to our organization and a suitable visitor is selected to visit that person. Each week the visitor calls on their friend to share a cuppa, chat or an outing.

OBJECTIVES OF OUR ORGANISATION

To improve the quality of life of local residents who are in need due to lack of social contact and community participation.

MISSION STATEMENT

To establish a one on one friendship between a visitor and a socially person which will provide enhancement to the person being visited and encourage a sense of achievement for the visitor.

NOT FOR PROFIT

MCVA is a not for profit organisation funded through the state and federal governments for people aged over 65 years of age and for younger people with a physical and/or psychological disability and residents of age care facilities. Our service areas are Mackay, Sarina, Pioneer Valley, Proserpine and Bowen.

A minimal client contribution is required for social support. If there are any financial issues please contact the office.

Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

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